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Stabbing victim Noura, 7, hugs PC Ahmet Mavitunali who helped save her life

Police Constable Ahmet Mavitunali and his colleague PC Ryan Legge were reunited with the young girl whose life they saved last year. Noura, seven, met the two officers as part of a special event to mark Emergency Services Day on Thursday, 9 September, where she was pictured hugging PC Mavitunali. In May 2020 the young […]

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Azerbaijan, only Muslim country in Paralympic top 10 enjoys gold rush!

Azerbaijani athletes took home gold for the Islamic world as the only team from a Muslim-majority nation to finish in the top ten at the 2020 Tokyo Paralympics on Sunday. Beating their previous record set in London in 2012, the Paralympians from the South Caucasus state won 10thplace with 19 medals, the highest result achieved […]

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Environmental group Avli calls on both sides in Cyprus to ‘rise to occasion and coordinate a response to the Baniyas Oil Spill’

A massive oil leak from a faulty power plant in Syria continues to threaten the eastern coastline of the Turkish Republic of North Cyprus. The Turkish Cypriot government has turned to Turkey for help, while side-stepping offers of assistance from neighbouring South Cyprus. Although the situation appears under control, changing wind and sea currents have […]

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Celebrating the “unequalled” legacy of Azerbaijan’s great writer Nizami Ganjavi and his ‘Encyclopaedia of Literature of the East and the West’

Nizami Ganjavi is one of Azerbaijan’s greatest poets and thinkers. Following a decree by the President of the Republic of Azerbaijan, Ilham Aliyev, in Janury, 2021 was declared the “Year of Nizami Ganjavi”. The aim is to promote Nizami throughout the world and to further explore his legacy. It should be noted that although there […]

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World Cup Qualifiers: all 16 fixtures for Azerbaijan, Turkey and the UK Home Nations

On Wednesday, the qualifiers for the Qatar World Cup get underway, with Azerbaijan, Turkey and all four home nations, England, Northern Ireland, Scotland and Wales, all in action. Azerbaijan, Turkey, England, and Scotland face three opponents in the eight day schedule set aside for international games. Northern Ireland and Wales play twice. Highlights include Denmark […]

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Turkish Airlines crew help deliver Afghan baby Havva on evacuation flight

There was drama of a positive kind on a flight taking evacuees from Afghanistan to Birmingham. One of the refugees, 26-year-old Soman Noori, went into labour on a Turkish Airlines flight from Dubai to Birmingham. The Afghan refugee, who had left Kabul with her husband and two young children the previous day, gave birth to […]